One of the major skin concerns in summer is oily skin which can lead to a variety of problems. If you have oily skin, you are more likely to experience acne breakouts due to clogged skin pores, your skin might get more tanned and you tend to avoid certain products such as moisturisers and sunscreens. However, we are here to tell you that you can easily manage your oily skin with the help of these face packs for oily skin in summer.
Today, we will take a look at some of the glowing masks for oily skin that you can try at home to have oil-free and fresh skin throughout the summer. Let’s begin, shall we?
What Causes Oily Skin in Summer?
Before talking about a few of the face packs for oily skin in summer that you can use, it is vital to understand what causes our skin to become oily in summer. Oily skin in the summer can be caused by several factors. One of the main factors is an increase in temperature and humidity, which can cause the sebaceous glands in the skin to produce more oil. The oil, also known as sebum, helps to keep the skin moisturised, but when it is produced in excess, it can cause the skin to appear oily and greasy.
Another factor that can contribute to oily skin in the summer is an increase in sweating. Sweat can mix with the oil on the skin, making it appear even more oily. Hormonal changes can also cause an increase in oil production and may contribute to oily skin during the summer months. Hormones play a big role in regulating oil production in the skin, so changes in hormones due to stress or other factors can cause an increase in oiliness.
Lastly, some people may find that certain products or skincare routines that work well for them in the colder months may not be as effective in the summer, leading to increased oiliness. For example, using heavy, oily moisturisers in the summer can make the skin feel greasier than it would without them.
To manage oily skin in the summer time, you can try using products formulated specifically for oily skin, such as mattifying moisturisers and oil-free sunscreens. It's also important to cleanse the skin regularly to remove excess oil and sweat, and to avoid using heavy makeup or skincare products. If you are looking for a new face cleanser, we suggest you try Pure Sense Natural Papaya Face Wash, enriched with Kakadu Plum and Moringa to remove the excess oil, cleanse your skin pores and give you naturally fresh and glowing skin.
Now that we know what causes oily skin in summer, let’s take a look at some of the glowing masks for oily skin.
4 Homemade Face Packs For Oily Skin
Homemade packs are a great way to tackle any skin problems as it only contains natural products that will not cause any side effects. Moreover, most of the ingredients are readily available making it easy for you to create a face mask, at your convenience. There are several homemade face packs for oily skin that you can try. Here are a few options:
Mix equal parts bentonite clay and water to create a paste. Apply the mixture to your face and let it stay for 10-20 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water. Bentonite clay is great for oily skin because it absorbs excess oil and helps to unclog pores.
Oatmeal and Honey Mask
Mix 1/2 cup of cooked oatmeal with 1 tablespoon of honey and a few drops of lemon juice. Apply the mixture to your face and let it stay for 10-20 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water. The oatmeal and honey help to absorb excess oil, while the lemon juice helps to brighten the skin.
Cucumber and Yoghurt Mask
Blend 1/2 a cucumber with 1/4 cup of plain yoghurt to create a smooth paste. Apply the mixture to your face and let it stay for 10-20 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water. Cucumbers are great for oily skin because they help to soothe and cool the skin, while yoghurt helps to absorb excess oil.
Strawberry and Yogurt Mask
Mash a few strawberries and mix them with 1 tablespoon of plain yogurt. Apply the mixture to your face and let it sit for 15-20 minutes before rinsing off. The strawberries contain alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) which can help to exfoliate the skin and reduce excess oil, while the yoghurt helps to moisturise and soothe the skin.
These are some of the glowing masks for skin that you can try in the comfort of your own home. However, if you prefer using an expert-formulated face mask, you can try the wide range of face masks from Pure Sense. For instance, you can try Pure Sense Pink Guava Face Mask enriched with Kaolin Clay, Pomegranate, Thanaka Powder, Pink Guava and Shea Butter. These ingredients will help to remove any excess oil from your skin, cleanse it naturally and provide intense nourishment.
As the summers are around the corner, you can start to feel your skin turning from dry to oily. Also, the winter skincare routine you have been following might not give you the desired results in the summer. So it is vital to change your routine to tackle your oily skin and include natural homemade face masks in the regime.
FAQs on Home Face Packs For Oily Skin In Summer
1. How can I remove oily skin at home in the summer?
There are a few things you can do at home to help remove excess oil from your skin during the summer. For instance, choose a cleanser that is formulated for oily or acne-prone skin, and use it twice a day to help remove excess oil and dirt from the skin. Also, exfoliating helps to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores, which can help to reduce oiliness. Moreover, using a toner after cleansing can help remove any remaining dirt or oil from the skin. Also, try one of the DIY glowing masks for oily skin.
2. Which homemade face pack is best for summer?
There are several homemade face packs that you can try depending on your skin type. However, you can also try a cucumber and yoghurt mask. Blend 1/2 a cucumber with 1/4 cup of plain yoghurt to create a smooth paste. Apply the mixture to your face and let it stay for 10-20 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water. Cucumbers are great for oily skin because they help to soothe and cool the skin, while yoghurt helps to moisturise and absorb excess oil.
3. Is besan good for oily skin?
Besan, also known as gram flour or chickpea flour, is a common ingredient in Indian skincare and is often used to make face packs for oily skin. It has astringent properties that can help to absorb excess oil from the skin, making it a good option for people with oily skin. To use besan for oily skin, you can mix it with water or rose water to create a paste. Apply the mixture to your face and let it stay for 10-20 minutes before rinsing off with lukewarm water.